English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

A county-by-county guide to the linguistic origins of England’s place-names – a project of the English Place-Name Society, founded 1923.

South Stoke

Major Settlement in the Parish of South Stoke

Historical Forms

  • Stoches 1086 DB
  • Sudstok 1242 Fees689
  • Suth Stok 1281 Ipm


v. stoc . 'South' in relation to North Stoke infra 173. North and South Stoke were probably two strongholds guarding the ford over the Arun here, where the river passes through a narrow gap in the South Downs.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site